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I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Some time ago, I sat down with a preacher who had recently been fired by his congregation. Behind his smile, his face bore pain and his eyes sadness. Everything about his posture ...

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Bridging the Gap over Keebler Cookies

Bridging the Gap over Keebler Cookies

Ministry is full of interesting, and most of the time, very meaningful experiences; without a doubt, these “experiences” vary across the board. One of my favorite things about my ...

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I Don’t Have Time to Floss

I Don’t Have Time to Floss

For two years now, I have not been a local minister. Through my Teaching Rocket seminars, I have still been privileged to continue in ministry; I speak in some pulpit somewhere ...

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Immersion Therapy

Immersion Therapy

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you (Isaiah 43:2a).’” The twelve boys, aged 11-16, and their coach ...

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How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

I often see articles on the internet from various faith-based websites about how when members leave, it hurts the minister. After all, some may suggest, the minister may have ...

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Who’s The Boss?

Who’s The Boss?

“Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place ...

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Love Your Enemies on Facebook

Love Your Enemies on Facebook

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be ...

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Trading Places: A Continuing Tale of a Family Living in the Sandwich Generation

Trading Places: A Continuing Tale of a Family Living in the Sandwich Generation

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells talks about how living in the Sandwich Generation is a lot about trading places with your parents.

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Worship in Truth

Worship in Truth

My previous two articles have focused on what it means to worship in spirit and how we worship in spirit. Now, we turn to worship in truth. Again, looking to the context in which ...

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Wildfire

Wildfire

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give an account of it in the day of judgement (Matthew 12:36).” The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ...

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God Can Use Me

God Can Use Me

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Perhaps these are the most recognizable ...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Names are important! My wife and I are expecting a little girl at the beginning of October, and we are currently engaged in negotiations about her name. For those who are parents, ...

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